Men's Basketball Hosts Clinic For Ronald McDonald House

Feb. 15, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford men's basketball team continues its commitment to an active community outreach program hosting and conducting a clinic for patients and their families from Ronald McDonald House on February 19 at 12:00 p.m. The Ronald McDonald House at Stanford provides a home-away-from-home and support for all families of children with life-threatening illnesses receiving treatment at local hospitals.

'The fans and members of our community are important to making our seasonspecial,' said sophomore forward Lawrence Hill. 'Giving back to those who support us is a dream of my teammates and myself.'

Built in 1979, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford was the fifth such House in the country. Since then, the House has grown from 13 to 47 bedrooms, 10 full time employees, and more than 100 volunteers.

Over the years the House has welcomed many families - about a thousand a year - who have come to the area to provide their seriously ill child with the exceptional care offered at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital or Stanford Hospital and Clinics. As pediatric medicine and surgery have evolved and advanced, so too have the services available at the House.

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